Patrick Tansy walked into the kitchen of his Klamath County,
Oregon, home to investigate some noises when somebody clubbed him
with a large flashlight. Finding himself in a fierce struggle with
two burglars, Tansy, his scalp gashed and bleeding, managed to break
free and make it to a .50 cal. muzzleloader he kept loaded in
another room. He fired, shattering the arm of one of the intruders,
both of whom fled the property. The two men were quickly
apprehended after Tansy, on the way to the hospital, saw the
suspects and called police from his cellular phone.
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